Last Day to Apply for Fall 2018 Graduation is Tuesday, October 23rd!
Your graduation application for the fall 2018 term must be submitted to Office of the Registrar by Tuesday, October 23rd in order to participate in commencement exercises and have your name printed in the commencement program. You may apply for graduation by logging into ERNIE. From there, select Campus Solutions Student Homepage, followed by the Academic Advising tile, and lastly Apply for Graduation.
If you are a prospective fall graduate in a degree program requiring a thesis, graduate research project or dissertation, you must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the Commencement ceremonies:
|8:00 a.m.||Arrive and check in with college|
|8:45 a.m.||Receive walking number and survey|
|9:00 a.m.||Fill out and turn in career survey|
|9:05 a.m.||Receive announcement card from line marshal|
|9:15 a.m.||Receive honors cords as appropriate|
|9:30 a.m.||Final call|
|9:40 a.m.||Proceed to commencement|
|10:00 a.m.||Commencement begins|
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Cap & Gown – Place your cap and gown order on October 15th on the Flight Deck for Fall Graduation (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) If you have any questions, please contact the ERAU Bookstore at 386-226-6062. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH.
Ph.D. Candidates - You may either purchase regalia or borrow one from the President's Office stock. To purchase your regalia directly from Herff Jones, complete this form and email it to email@example.com. If you prefer to use one of our loaner regalia sets, please fill out this application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation Announcements – Customized announcements can be ordered that contain the ERAU crest, your name, degree and major. All orders will be sent to your home address in approximately three weeks. See the Herff Jones Representative to view samples and place your order at Grad Fair.
Diploma Frames are in stock and available for purchase in the University Bookstore at this time.
How should my cap be worn?
The cap should be worn so that the Mortarboard is level. It should not be tilted to the back or side of the head. The crown should be approximately one inch above the eyebrow.
How do I tell the front from the back of the cap?
The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown.
Should the cap be removed at any time during the graduation ceremony?
Only men should remove their caps, and that should be during the playing of the National Anthem and the school alma mater.
How do I take care of my gown?
The gown should be removed immediately from the package and placed on a hanger.
The gown seemed wrinkled when I took it out of the package; should I send it to the cleaners?
The gown should not be washed or dry-cleaned. It may be pressed with a cool iron or steamed.
How do I wear the tassel?
Tassels are worn over the right temple. All graduates should wear the tassel on the same side for uniformity. Graduates will switch the tassel from the right side to the left side in unison when directed by the speaker.
What should I wear underneath the gown?
Academic regalia, or the dress uniform of one of the U.S. Armed Forces, is required. Due to the formality of this occasion and safety concerns regarding walking on the steps and stage, we ask our graduates to please wear appropriate footwear. Flip flops, clogs, and loose fitting shoes are not recommended. In addition, it is requested that appropriate casual business attire be worn under the gown. Men, wear slacks and a dress shirt with tie while women should wear slacks with a blouse, or a dress. Guests are requested to follow the same attire as our graduates.
NOTE: Graduates should not bring any personal belongings that they cannot keep on their person during the Commencement ceremonies. No secure storage areas are available, and University staff will not take possession of, or responsibility for, personal belongings during the ceremonies.
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|Organization Name||Colors for Cords and Stoles|
|Alpha Omicron Alpha||Gold colored medallion on a burgundy lanyard|
|Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Delta Nu||Royal blue and gold cords|
|Chi Epsilon Pi||Gold stole with dark blue trim and organization’s crest on it|
|Delta Mu Delta||Purple and gold cords|
|Eta Kappa Nu||Gold stole with organization’s emblem|
|Iota Alpha Tau||Green and white cords|
|Kappa Mu Epsilon||Rose pink and silver cords|
|National Society of Collegiate Scholars||Burgundy and gold cords or a gold stole and/or a medallion|
|Omicron Delta Kappa||Light blue, black, and white cords|
|Order of Omega||White and gold cords|
|Order of the Sword and Shield||Blue stole or yellow and blue cords|
|Phi Beta Lambda||None|
|Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology||Bachelor’s degrees: light blue and silver cords; Master’s degrees: silver stole with the Psi Chi seal in dark blue and silver|
|Sigma Gamma Tau||Red and white stole|
|Tau Beta Pi||Orange and white cords and stole|
|Upsilon Pi Epsilon||Medallion with a maroon band|
Black: AS Aviation Maintenance Science; AS Aircraft Maintenance; AS Avionic Technology; AS Aeronautical Science; AS Aviation Business Administration; AS Aviation Computer Programming; AS Professional Aeronautics
Silver: BS Aeronautical Science; BS Aeronautics; BS Aerospace and Occupational Safety; BS Air Traffic Management; BS Airway Science; BS Applied Meteorology; BS Aeronautical Studies; BS Aeronautical Systems Maintenance; BS Aviation Maintenance Science; BS Commercial Space Operations; BS Professional Aeronautics; BS Safety Science; BS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
Gold: BS Astronomy and Astrophysics; BS Computational Mathematics; BS Computer Science w/Aviation Applications; BS Aviation Computer Science; BS Aerospace Studies; BS Applied Experimental Psychology; BS Human Factors Psychology; BS Human Factors & Systems; BS Homeland Security; BS Meteorology; BS Operational Meteorology; BS Space Physics; BS Space Science
Cream: BS Aviation Maintenance Management; BS Aviation Administration; BS Aviation Business Administration; BS Business Administration; BS Management of Technical Operations; BS Aviation Management
Orange: BS Aeronautical Engineering; BS Avionics Engineering Technology; BS Aircraft Engineering Technology; BS Accelerated Program Aerospace Engineering; BS Aerospace Engineering; BS Avionics Technology; BS Computer Engineering; BS Civil Engineering; BS Computer Science; BS Mechanical Engineering; BS Electrical Engineering; BS Software Engineering
White: BS Communication; BS Interdisciplinary Studies
Lemon: BS Engineering Physics
Royal Blue: BS Global Conflict Studies
Drab: Executive Master of Business Administration; Business Administration in Aviation; Technical Management; Master of Science in Management (MSM); Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM)
Silver: Aeronautical Science; Aeronautics
Gold: Human Factors and Systems
Orange: Aerospace Engineering; Software Engineering; Space Science
Lemon: Engineering Physics
Senior Class Council meetings are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in a location to be announced.
The Senior Class Council is responsible for:
Calling all Fall 2018 graduates! Celebrate commencement and commemorate your time at Embry-Riddle at The Lift Off, an island themed party for the graduating class. This event is sponsored by the Alumni Association and GEICO. Food and beverages will be served.
Lift Off will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Henderson Welcome Center, Daytona Beach campus. The class photo will be taken at 5:30 p.m.
• Pose with your peers for a 2018 class photo at 5:30 p.m.
• Pick up your Cap & Gown
• Decorate your graduation cap
• Network while enjoying great food and beverages
• Make memories with friends in our photo booth
We encourage you to personally invite a faculty or staff member that has made an impact on you while at Embry-Riddle.
FREE GIFT! Register for this event and receive a free T-shirt (alumni.erau.edu/dbliftoff).
Parking is available at the Ocean Center Parking Garage (CASH ONLY) and may cost $5 to $10, depending on arrival and departure times.
A limited number of discounted parking passes will be on sale at the Student Financial Service’s Office (located at the Tomcat Annex, Modular 30-1) starting November 5th for $3. Guests can also pay for parking on the day of the ceremony (CASH ONLY)
Please note, parking is limited and has run out in the past. Please inform your family members that parking is first come, first served. Carpooling is recommended.
Exit Counseling: Who Needs It?
If you borrowed money from the federal government to pay for your education, you will.
Loan Exit Counseling Sessions will be made available from 6 - 7 p.m. in the L. Gale Lemerand Auditorium (IC101) on the following dates: November 8th, November 12th, November 13th, and December 5th. The Loan Exit Counseling session, with Financial Aid, must be completed prior to the last day of classes.
NOTE: Completing a Financial Aid Exit Interview does not satisfy the requirements for your Federal Perkins or Institutional Loan Exit interview.
If you have any questions, please contact the University Loan Collections staff with questions or concerns: Grace Gibson (386) 226-6232; E-Mail: FSM@ERAU.EDU.
Graduation meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th at 6 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Spirituality.
Graduation is near! GradImages will be there to capture your images during the ceremony. Don’t forget to Pre-Register here prior to the event to share your photos with loved ones and to receive a coupon code for $5 off an order of $25 of more!
After the ceremony, make sure to look for all the photos from the graduation ceremony captured by GradImages. You will receive an email when your photos are ready to view and order or check www.gradimages.com.
Ph.D. candidates will need to arrive no later than 9 a.m. in Suite 103 at the Ocean Center. There will be a Platform Party sign in the South Concourse (parallel to the Peabody Auditorium) to indicate this meeting location. Due to the limited amount of space, family members and friends will not be permitted access.
Regalia - You may either purchase regalia or borrow one from the Chancellor's Office stock. To purchase your regalia directly from Herff Jones, complete this form and email it to email@example.com. If you prefer to use one of our loaner regalia sets, please fill out this application instead and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This semester celebrate your graduating friend by displaying a fun photo and a nice farewell message at graduation!
By making a $5 donation to the Senior Class Gift, you will help the Senior Class Council provide a rising senior with a scholarship to help with his or her financial needs during their last semester. In turn, you will be able to display a photo of your friend with a short message at the graduation ceremony (December 17th).
Support a rising senior today. Here’s how:
You will receive an e-mail confirming that your picture and message have been received. Thank you for supporting the Senior Class Gift!
To accommodate families and friends of our graduates who are not able to attend the commencement ceremony, the event will be webcast live from our Streaming Eagles website. Past commencement events will also be viewable on demand.